sub-fonds 74 - W. Aldis Wright: Philological papers, etc.

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Add. MS b/74

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W. Aldis Wright: Philological papers, etc.

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  • 1711-1910 (Creation)

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1 box

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There is no formal record of the provenance of these documents, but they were presumably all among the large quantity of books and papers formerly belonging to Aldis Wright which came into the Library shortly after his death. The items were brought together by Library staff from various places over a period of time and put into a box file marked ‘W. Aldis Wright | Philological’. Some items are still in the groups in which they were kept by Aldis Wright, but others (e.g. 15/3-6) have been separated from the documents with which they were formerly associated. See the notes to the individual files.

At the time this catalogue was made most of the items were in 58 numbered folders. These folders have now been grouped into 17 files, as follows:

1: 1/1-5
2: 2/1-5
3: 3/1-8, 4/1-10
4: 5/6
5: 5/7
6: 5/5
7: 5/11
8: 5/10
9: 5/8, 5/14
10: 5/15-16
11: 5/9
12: 5/1-4, 5/13, 5/17-26
13: 5/12
14: 6/1, 3-4, 7-8, 11-33
15: 6/5
16: 6/6
17: 6/2
18: 6/10
19: 6/9
20: 7/1-2
21: 8/1
22: 8/4
23: 8/2
24: 8/3
25: 8/5-6
26: 9/1
27: 10/1
28: 11/13
29: 11/8
30: 11/9
31: 11/1
32: 11/10
33: 11/7
34: 11/11
35: 11/12
36: 11/6
37: 11/5
38: 11/2-4
39: 12/1-5
40: 13/1-5
41: 14/14
42: 14/10
43: 14/12
44: 14/11
45: 14/5
46: 14/17
47: 14/18
48: 14/13
49: 14/16
50: 14/7
51: 14/8-9
52: 14/6
53: 14/3
54: 14/4
55: 14/2
56: 14/1
57: 15/3
58: 15/1-2, 4-21; 16/1-30
59: 17/1

The envelopes 5/27, 6/34, and 14/15 were unnumbered.

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This is a miscellaneous collection of letters, printed papers, and memoranda relating to a number of Wright’s philological and literary interests, including English dialects and the works of Shakespeare.

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Archivist's note

This description was created by A. C. Green in 2022 from a word-processed catalogue compiled by him in 2009.

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